When you receive your child's information, you will also receive a due date. Please, please deliver your gifts by your specified due date. There is much more work that is done on our end before the gifts are delivered to the families and we want to ensure that each child has their gifts on Christmas morning.
You can participate no matter where you live!! Anyone can shop online and have your gifts shipped to Fostering Futures. We ask that you please specify the name of the child you are shopping for when shipping your gifts to avoid any confusion. Please take shipping times into consideration when ordering gifts online.
This year we have added two additional drop off locations. We now have three drop-off locations: South County, South City, and St. Charles.
Please refrain from donating used gifts. Fostering Futures strives to give kids in foster care a better Christmas than they would otherwise have. In the past, we have received some used items in very good condition. If you have something you want to donate that is used, please contact us.
We do NOT take requests for a specific age or gender. The only requests we accept are those for teenagers and older youth. If you are interested in a teen/older youth, please let me know and this particular request can almost always be accommodated. If you have a group of children (students, scout troops, etc.) sponsoring a child in foster care for Christmas, we can try to accommodate a request for a child of the same gender and age.